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Find and Replace Design Revisions Quickly and Easily

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Suppose you are working on an assembly and you want to know all components in the assembly that have newer revisions. Wouldn't it be cool if you could get all this information in one click?

 

SolidEdge 2019 Data Management provides you this smart capability.

 

Solid Edge 2019 introduced a new command called “Get Latest”. This command locates the latest revision information for all components in the assembly and allows you to easily replace those with the latest revision, along with even more capabilities.

 

‘Get Latest” command is available in the Revision group under the Data Management tab on the ribbon.

 

Data Management -> Revision -> Get Latest

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Get latest command bar will have following controls-

 

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Some of the exciting controls include:

  1. Occurrence selection – This control allows user to select all the occurrences of a selected component at the same level. Please note that this option extends the selection only for the current level i.e., if you have the same occurrence inside a subassembly then that occurrence will not be selected.
  2. Scroll to Selected Item – This control scrolls to the selected component in the pathfinder. If you have selected the component in the graphic window and want to know where it actually resides in the assembly then this option is very useful.
  3. Toggle Ghosted Style –This control allows the user to toggle ghosted style. Get Latest command ghosts the components which do not have latest revision data. If this option is off then ghosting is off and those components will be hidden.
  4. Released only – This option is very important. It allows the user to show only released parts which have latest revision data. If this option is ON then only released parts will be visible to the user. Again this option works with ghosted style option. If Ghosted style option is ON then all non-released components will be ghosted; otherwise those are hidden.

How the Get Latest command works:

  1. This command expects the user is working with Solid Edge Data Management and all the file locations are indexed.
  2. This command works only on selected components. If a user has pre-selected some components, Get Latest will work on that selection only. Otherwise, it works on the whole assembly.
  3. Open an assembly in SolidEdge 2019 and invoke the Get Latest command on the assembly. Solid Edge searches the vault for the revision history of every part in the assembly and displays in PathFinder the Revisions icon  GetLatestRevision_PathFinderIcon.jpg   to the left of every part that has a newer revision available. Hovering over the icon, you can see the latest revision information as tooltip text. See the image below for reference.

 

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  1. Get Latest command provides not only newer revision information, but also newer released revision information. If any of the newer revision is released, then the tooltip will show that information along with newer revision information as shown below.

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  1. Once the Get Latest command is invoked, then all components that do not have a latest revision are ghosted.GetLatestCommand_Ghosted.JPG

     

    The next step will be occurrence selection. Select a component which needs to be replaced with its latest revision. During selection, you can turn OFF/ON the ghosted mode option. Once the ghosted mode is turned OFF, then only components with latest revision information are visible.

 

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If there are multiple occurrences of the same component are available, then you can use the Occurrence selection option to select all those on the same level.

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Once you are done with selection, accept the selection by clicking the green check box button and all of the components will be replaced.

Once all of the parts are replaced and the user runs the Get Latest command again, then the user will get a “No new revisions found” message.

 

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Isn't it simple and useful functionality to always work with the latest and up-to-date data?

Using this one command you can do so much:

  1. Get latest revision data
  2. Get latest released revision data
  3. Replace all the occurrences of component in one go
  4. Replace only released components

Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for more information on the updates available in the latest version of Solid Edge!